Course Details

1 Semester
University Certificate of Study
Faculty: Science and Engineering
Course Type: Professional/Flexible
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.
Application Deadline:


Name: Doctorate in Engineering - Qualifier Module.
Name: Apprenticeships Team
Email: Telephone: 061 202530

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Brief Description

This module aims to introduce students to the requirements of a Doctorate in Engineering (DEng).  It is aimed at those who have an interest in starting doctoral level studies related to their professional practice.

During this module, students will prepare a Research Proposal Portfolio which they will submit and present to an Academic Board.  

To find out more about the Doctorate in Engineering visit the programme page.


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  • 8 week module beginning in January

The module involves a reflective component exploring the following:

  • What is a doctorate?
  • How to develop a professional portfolio?
  • What is knowledge - academic and professional knowledge?
  • Philosophy of research. Professional development.
  • The Engineer as a Professional. Delivering a unique contribution to professional knowledge. 
  • Identification and assessment of on-going research within their profession; Engineering Ethics, Engineers in Society, Responsibility in Engineering.

Participants will be required to identify a problem that is significant to their industry or profession to propose an appropriate approach to solving this problem. This problem definition will form the basis of a submission to the Professional Doctorate in Engineering Academic Board.

The module will be delivered during a 1-day workshop followed by support sessions (one-to-one, group, on-campus or online as necessary), to develop a reflective portfolio. The module will be assessed on a pass/fail basis after paper submission and presentation to the Academic Board.

Once your application  has been accepted you will be emailed an invoice for a non-refundable module fee of €250. Payment instructions will be outlined on invoice. 


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